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I'm running Safari 3.2 on Leopard 10.5.5. Everything is great but I do notice from time to time that a couple of pop-up ads will be hiding themselves behind the primary browser window. I have Block Pop-Up Windows enabled. Are some ads just able to circumvent the security settings? I can live with a few ads every now and then but I'm curious if there is anything else I should do to maybe eliminate them totally?

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Those are Pop Under's. I have had a few pop up under pages in Firefox, Opera and Safari. I rarely get any now a days.
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I use Firefox and I downloaded this plugin called YesPopup. I know the name sounds counter productive but ever since I installed this on firefox I haven't had any unwanted pop ups at all.

The built in pop up works sometimes but it doesn't eliminate the pop under ones.
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Thanks for that CR. Downloading that plugin for Firefox as I type this.

What is funny about YesPopup is it only claims to be a switch to turn off and on pop up blocking.

This explains it.

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I'm running Safari 3.2 on Leopard 10.5.5 ... I do notice from time to time that a couple of pop-up ads will be hiding themselves behind the primary browser window. I have Block Pop-Up Windows enabled ... I'm curious if there is anything else I should do to maybe eliminate them totally?
Isn't there an AdBlock add-on for Safari? I know there is for FFox, and it blocks absolutely everything except the chosen windows/tabs.
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I hadn't heard of those before. Indeed, that's what they are. Thanks for the info, guys. hughvane, if you happen to find out what that add-on is for Safari I'd love to know.
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There is one already built in - go to Safari, and then scroll down to the "Block Pop Up Windows" and make sure it is checked.
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hughvane, if you happen to find out what that add-on is for Safari I'd love to know.
See Top 10 Safari Plugins Apparently it's PithHelmet and/or Saft, neither of which I've tried, and PH is $10 for continued use.

That is a compelling reason - for me at least - to use FFox because there's a real 'community' of people out there who are ready, willing and able to write and test things like AdBlockPlus free-of-charge.
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Okay, thanks for that.

I understand what you're saying about FFox. I'm still relatively new to Macs and wanted to give Safari a try, which I have and I've been mostly satisfied. But, like you mentioned, it's very difficult to compete with an open source community. I should probably give FFox a try.

One last thing I'll mention is that these pop-under ads I've seen are very few and far between. It's not a major issue. The larger problem is that we have to deal with any of that garbage at all.
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